If you were not out and about in Osijek this past weekend you missed a lot of fun. With the weather being hot and not a cloud in the sky could spoil the Re-Art Festival.
This two day festival called ReArt brought a lot of creative talent from: Artists, Musicians, Writers, Photographers, Actors, Dancers, and more. The one challenge was that artistic work had to be created by hand without the use of machines or very little. It brought the community together with creative minds sharing ideas and thoughts. There was a magical feeling in the air with the transformation of space to this amazing event in Tvrđa.
The sights and sound of performance made the narrow streets busy with some incredible performances. The fun part was finding the event and how the artist transformed the space. Many of the events captured the audience’s attention because it was new fresh ideas that explored art and the urban setting. Musicians helped create the atmosphere as performers raced by to start the next show. With every part of Tvrđa alleys held something from an art installation to a live performance.
Earlier in the morning I caught up with some very talented artist at the show some I had meet before and others that were new.
Željka Fuderer Levak who is the creator of Elastic.Heart brought to the show incredible work that has been inspiring. Her work has created much attention in the art world with depth to the title “Elastic Heart”. The use of hearts in her drawing and creations have become an iconic symbol in her work. Each face she draws has a certain elegance of grace with the thin lines used to create the image. The medium of her work can be transferred into any material, while still keeping the flow of her art theme. Each piece is handmade art, her style of drawing is really well characterized in the use of lines, shapes and images as being unique and stands out. To understand her artwork and outlook is incredible as she clearly defines the integrity of her design. At the Re-art festival you could find her at the entrance to exhibit as she brought to the cushions, handbags and more.
Official Facebook page is Elastic Heart Art
A talented young team created LLC woodwork were introduced to me by Željka. At first look everything looked brand new with packaging. She pointed out this team created new stuff from making use of the wood from old broken skateboards. For any skateboard fan this was a really is a cool idea, after all how many boards do they break doing incredible tricks.
What really was the thing that separated them from the rest?
The team member explained that from the broken skateboards they would search for piece that had great colours and cool wooden textures. The painted piece of wood that had vivid colour were cut out from the skateboard, and was carefully re-pieced together again creating some extraordinary art. Small Pieces could be mixed and match together creating some incredible necklaces. The other parts of the board could also be restored and polished up to make sunglasses. There was so many possibilities that the skateboard could also be used as new art and more usable items.
Official face book page: [ LLC ] https://www.facebook.com/elcecesk8/
The evening was the place to be even though it was still hot. The ambient lighting created a totally different atmosphere. With live concerts happening from well-known Musicians in the narrow streets made amazing acoustics. To see some of the things you missed the Organizers of REART put together some incredible photos of the past two days on their Facebook page.
Official Facebook page
REART FESTIVAL or https://www.facebook.com/reart.fest/
Many thanks to the Volunteer, Creative talent and Organizers of RE-Art Festival making it a success in Osijek, Baranja Slavonia in 2017.